Join us for worship on Sunday, May 28, at 10:!5 a.m.
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This morning we hear two ways of describing the gift of the Holy Spirit—the Spirit of Life coming into our lives.
Acts gives us the loud story of Pentecost.
John’s Gospel tells of the risen Christ coming to the disciples in the quiet of Easter evening.
As with most cases in which the biblical writers tell of the same event with different stories, each account has some particular grain of truth and each needs to be heard in its own voice. In general, I’m a strong advocate for keeping such stories separate.
But I’m setting aside my standards this morning so that we might gain a deeper, multi-faceted appreciation of the Spirit of God and in so doing understand our own lives in new ways.
The one thing that these two very different stories have in common is their grounding in the Judaism that was central to the life of Jesus and the beginning of the church.
Scripture Lessons: Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23
Sermon: “Pentecost Loud and Quiet”
The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching
Anthem “Come Down, O Love Divine” Bianco da Siena/David Ashely White
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.